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John joined Nintex as CEO in 2013. Prior to Nintex, John was a general partner and co-founder of Updata Partners (updata.com), a leading technology growth equity fund with over $700 million under management, where he led highly successful investments across software and digital sectors. In prior operating roles, he served as CEO of LEGENT, a public corporation acquired by CA for more than $1.8 billion in cash. Prior, he co-founded BST, Inc., which combined with LEGENT Corporation, resulting in him becoming CEO.
As an expert in strategy and positioning, John has complemented strong organic growth with acquisitions and has been involved with more than 30 M&A events and IPOs. He’s served on many public and private boards of directors, including Coaxis, Interactions, Numara, OTG Software, MapInfo and Banyan Systems, among others.
Active in the technology community, John is the former Chairman of the MidAtlantic Venture Association (MAVA), and a co-founder of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC).
John graduated with honors from Boston College.
Brett is one of the two co-founders of Nintex focused on its unique partner sales strategy. Brett brings nearly a decade of experience in finance and project management roles in the retail sector, and more than 20 years of experience in the IT sector working with organizations, including Australia’s BHP Information Technologies, where he served as an information specialist.
Brett held positions as the network administrator at ANZ Bank and served more than six years as a financial controller at national Australian retailer Kleins. Brett also has extensive channel expertise as the founder of OBS global IT services firm.
Brett served as a board member of various charities in Australia and the U.S. Fueled by his son’s diagnosis at 25 months of age, he most recently formed a foundation, Cure4Type1, which focuses on awareness of Type 1 diabetes.
Brian is one of the two co-founders of Nintex. Brian bring brings more than 25 years of experience in information technology, working across many aspects of the industry, including hardware, software and professional services.
Prior to co-founding Nintex, Brian co-founded and served as CEO for Australian IT services firm OBS which spawned Nintex. As CEO, Brian grew the company from a startup to an organization with more than 150 employees in five offices across Australia. Prior to OBS, Brian worked with a number of high-profile IT organizations, including Digital Equipment Corporation and BHP Information Technology.
Brian remains active with Nintex while remaining entrepreneurial as the founder of Seattle-based Hyperfish.
Kurt Jaggers is a Managing Director of TA Associates, one of the largest and most software-experienced growth private equity firms in the world. With more than 80 investment professionals worldwide, TA has global presence and decades of successful expertise in technology and software businesses.
As current co-head of TA Associates’ North America Technology Group, which focuses on investments in software, Internet and communications companies, Kurt brings decades of experience to the Nintex board.
Prior to TA, Kurt worked as director of carrier marketing at Network Equipment Technologies; as engineering manager for ROLM Corporation and Business Computer Corporation; and as a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group.
Kurt also currently serves on the boards of directors with Aicent and MicroSeismic. He is a former board member with 2nd Story Software, Global 360, International Microcircuits, JDA Software Group, Kintana, Life Technologies (formerly Invitrogen), Microtest, NetApp (formerly Network Appliance), OpenLink Financial, PROS Holdings, Q UP Systems, RGM Advisors, TogetherSoft Corporation, Trident Microsystems, Voyant Technologies and WebSideStory.
Kurt holds several degrees from Stanford University including a BS EE and MS EE, Phi Beta Kappa and and and MBA.
Steve Largent joined Nintex’s board of directors after serving as the president and CEO of CTIA, the wireless industry’s largest trade association. Under his leadership, CTIA’s advocacy efforts on behalf of wireless service providers and product manufacturers led directly to a period of unprecedented growth for the industry.
Prior to CTIA, Steve served more than seven years as a Member of the United States Congress, representing Oklahoma. He was the vice-chairman of the Energy and Air Quality Subcommittee and served on the Telecommunications Subcommittee, the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee and the Environment and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee. He also served as the Mid-West Chapter Executive Director of the charity nonprofit The Wheelchair Foundation and, in 2002, ran for Governor of Oklahoma.
Prior to his career in business and public service, Steve spent 14 seasons as a wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks and has been a member of the NFL Hall of Fame since 1995.
Michael Libert is a Vice President of TA Associates, focusing on investments in technology companies across North America and has led or supported eight platform or add-on acquisitions in growth software companies. He has been involved with Nintex since 2013 in strategic and business development activities. Michael received an AB, cum laude, in Economics from Harvard College and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Jon Seeber is a General Partner with Updata Partners, a technology growth equity firm, and brings ten years of investment experience in software to the Nintex Board. Prior to his tenure with Updata Partners, Jon worked for IBM Global Services Business Development, where he managed acquisition, divestiture, investment and partnership activities for IBM’s largest business unit.
From 1998 to 2002, Jon served on active duty in the U.S. Air Force. He holds two U.S. patents in network optimization and network security.
Jon is a graduate of Duke University and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Harry Taylor is a Managing Director of TA Associates, one of the largest and most software-experienced growth private equity firms in the world. With more than 80 investment professionals worldwide, TA has global presence and decades of successful expertise in technology and software businesses.
Harry’s focus is on investments in technology and technology-based services companies. Prior to his tenure with TA, Harry worked at Stone Point Capital as an associate, and with Goldman, Sachs & Co. in the Principal Investment Area and Technology Group. A former board member of IntraLinks, Numara Software and Viewpoint Construction Software, Harry serves on the boards of directors for CoSentry, e-Rewards and SoftWriters.
Harry earned an AB in economics at Hamilton College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Brian is an experienced Board member having served on more than 20 public and private Boards in his career. In addition to Nintex, Brian currently serves on the Boards of Directors of McKinstry Inc., Microvision Inc., InfoArmor Corporation and DiscoverOrg.
As former CFO or president of four public companies, Brian brings to Nintex more than three decades of experience in finance and operations management with expertise in company expansion and revenue growth.
Brian served as CFO of Coinstar Inc. (now Outerwall), where he was responsible for all aspects of finance, human resources, IT, loss prevention, risk management, acquisitions, investor relations, treasury and facilities.
Prior to Coinstar, Brian was CFO and SVP of operations for RealNetworks Corp. Brian served as president, COO and former CFO of software company BSQUARE Corp., taking the company public in 1999 and completing five acquisitions. Previously, he served as CFO of Radisys Corp. Early in his career, Brian spent 13 years in corporate finance at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, managing buy/sell side advisory and due diligence investigations.
Mark is a seasoned enterprise software leader with more than 30 years leading high growth technology companies. He is the Chairman and CEO of Invoca, the leader in intelligent contact center technology for marketing. Previously, Mark was CEO of E2open, a cloud-based, on-demand enterprise software provider, where he led the company through its successful IPO in 2012. Prior to E2open, Mark was President and CEO of publicly traded Serena Software. Earlier in his career, Mark ran North American sales for Legent Corporation and held various senior executive positions at Live Picture, McAfee and Oracle, where he was responsible for accelerating sales and growth.
Mark attended the University of California, Los Angeles and serves as a member of the Board of Directors at E2open, Nintex and the non-profit All Stars Helping Kids.
Wayne Woolston brings more than 35 years of IT industry experience to the Board. He was the original president and chief operating officer at Nintex based in Australia; managing director at 3D Networks (Australia); regional vice president at Nortel Networks; and managing director at Exicom Communications Systems.
Wayne began his career in the engineering field before moving into the commercial arena, progressing through the customer service, sales, marketing, systems and business planning disciplines. Having spent much of his career with a focus on the value chain, Wayne holds a particular affinity for channels of distribution, and has served most recently as a strategy advisor to product vendors.